George Floyd: US protesters risk COVID-19 'for health of nation'
Mass demonstrations without physical distancing and other safety precautions has heightened risk of coronavirus spread. Nationwide protests against police brutality in the US have seen thousands of people demonstrating in close quarters, chanting, shouting, and coughing when hit by tear gas, something that has raised concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Experts say racialised police […]
Tesla volatile as investors eye potential S&P 500 entry
(Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) shares extended their recent rally on Wednesday ahead of a quarterly report from the electric car maker that might clear the way for it to join the S&P 500 and attract over $40 billion in new demand for the stock. Investors watching the company’s quarterly report after the bell will be […]
South Africa power shake-up looms as ailing Eskom welcomes new CEO
By Alexander Winning JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Eskom’s new chief executive took charge of the crisis-plagued utility on Monday, embarking sooner than planned on the mammoth task of fixing a national power deficit and restructuring debts that have hobbled South Africa’s economy. Andre de Ruyter, appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in November, will oversee a government […]